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Website: http://www.yegmenshealth.ca/
Email: contact@yegmenshealth.ca


About: “The Edmonton Men’s Health Collective is a local, grassroots health organization run for and by gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men. Their vision is for Edmonton GBTQ men to have equitable opportunity to experience positive health and wellbeing. Their mission is to provide a representative voice that addresses the specific health determinants and needs of GBTQ men through community education, support and capacity building; provider training and professional development; and community based research and advisory.”

Provincial

 

 

 

Website: http://acch.ca/
Email: info@acch.ca


About: “The Alberta Community Council on HIV is a non-profit, provincial member driven network of regionally based organizations. ACCH and its members have a collective responsibility to STBBI issues and its outcomes at the provincial and local level. Through a social justice lens ACCH supports community based responses to HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections and Sexual Health via advocacy, harm reduction, education and health promotion.”

 

 

 

Website: http://treeofcreation.ca/
Email: info@treeofcreation.ca


About: “Translated from Cree into English ‘Kimamow Atoskanow’ means ‘We all work together.’ KAF recognizes that combining the energy, efforts, and resources of our community allows us to accomplish more. Since 1987 we have been working together to address HIV/AIDS, addictions, and related issues.

 

KAF was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act in 1992 as a “Not for Profit” organization. We are also registered as a charitable organization with the Charities Directorate. KAF is the only rural based Aboriginal AIDS service organization in Canada, providing information and support services across Alberta. We are governed and staffed by Aboriginal people and maintain a distinct service delivery model, choosing to utilize a mobile approach to programming. KAF currently receives funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, MAC AIDS Fund, Alberta Health, corporate and private donors.”

Northern Alberta

 

 

 

Website: http://hivnorth.org/
Email: info@hivnorth.org


About: “HIV North has supported individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Alberta’s North for over 25 years. We are a not-for-profit AIDS service organization based in Grande Prairie, Peace River, and Fort McMurray. We promote awareness, initiate prevention and provide care and support throughout the northern region of the province. Whether you are living positive, have been personally affected by HIV, or hope never to be, connect with us. When individuals and communities seek to understand issues surrounding HIV/AIDS we are all the better for it. It is through this understanding and its application in our lives that the vision of HIV North, a world without AIDS, will be realized.”

Services provided by HIV North, which can differ depending on location, include: Naloxone/Overdose training and access; Safer sex supplies; Harm reduction supplies such as clean needles and related injection drug supplies; Community Education; Sex Trade Worker support; LGBTQ Youth Support; Scheduled HIV & STI Testing. Check HIV North’s website or contact directly for a list and schedule of services and supports provided at each location.

Edmonton Region

 

 

Website: http://hivedmonton.com/
Email: info@hivedmonton.com


About: “HIV Edmonton is dedicated to making life better for people living with, or affected by HIV and AIDS. We do this by focusing on the elimination of HIV transmission and AIDS-related deaths and working to erase the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS.

HIV Edmonton supports people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS by: developing educational resources for community organizations, healthcare professionals and the general public; developing and delivering prevention, health promotion and support programs; and providing a voice for people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS through our work with local, provincial and national organizations on policy development, health strategy and program design.”

Central Alberta

 

 

Website: http://turningpoint-ca.org/
Email: info@turningpoint-ca.org


About: “Turning Point Society of Central Alberta, formerly known as The Central Alberta AIDS Network Society (CAANS) is a local charity responsible for sexually transmitted and blood borne infection prevention and support in the Alberta Health Service Central Zone. Turning Point works to create a welcoming environment and the beginning of trusting relationships with potential service users by inviting people to drop by; offering space to relax and read the newspaper, enjoy a cup of coffee and receive messages and mail, to name a few. Some visitors to Turning Point access services, while others are aware of programs but do not identify as in need of support.

The Turning Point office has a non-judgmental, open, helpful atmosphere where community members know that our staff are open and flexible to provide extra support, such as filling out applications or problem-solving. Word of mouth is often the best advertising for Turning Point programs, especially for the Harm Reduction Programming. Turning Point assures privacy and confidentiality in all of our programs including people living with HIV who contact the Health Promotion Program for services.”

 

Website: https://hivwestyellowhead.com/
Email: outreach@hivwestyellowhead.com


About: “HIV West Yellowhead was formed in the spring of 1988 and was officially called “AIDS: A Positive Coordinated Community Response Society of Jasper”. That name was a result of the diverse community representation on the newly formed board, including the following: Jasper Family and community Support Services, Seton General Hospital, the Jasper National Park Health Unit and Jasper Tourism and Commerce.

The main catalyst for the formation of the society was that a man affected by AIDS decided to return home to Jasper to live out his last days. This syndrome, although becoming common in larger centres, still carried with it a lot of fear and stigma. The main goal of the society at that time was to support people living with HIV and AIDS and to raise awareness about the virus.

In its early beginnings “AIDS Jasper” focused on prevention, education, and promoting positive healthy lifestyles to young people who come to live and work in Jasper during the summer and winter seasons. Early projects of the Society included the “Spread No Evil” workshop, distribution of safer sex packages to new staff, information displays, grocery bag stuffers, condom distribution in the bars, special theatre presentations, the development and distribution of the “Dare to Care” poster and presentations to the British Army (who used to train here every summer until 1995).

The name of the society was changed to “HIV West Yellowhead” in 2004 to better represent the expansion of services and programs to the communities of Hinton, Edson, and Whitecourt. Our current projects include a summer poster campaign in Jasper based on positive community norms to promote condom use within the young adult population in our community, called “Safe is Sexy“; developing a harm reduction and needle exchange and disposal program for the region; and a fall series of Lunch and Learn workshops where participants pack a lunch and expand their knowledge about HIV and other health concerns. We also now provide one on one through our Support and Outreach Worker based in Edson.”

 

 

Web: http://www.shiningmountainslcs.ca/
Email: outreach.smlcs@gmail.com


About: “Shining Mountains Living Community Services is a registered charity. We have been operating in Red Deer for over 15 years. Shining Mountains provides a wide range of community services for people at risk for and who are living with HIV/AIDS and/or HCV, homelessness, domestic violence, and addictions.

Our mission, in plain language, is focused on assisting Aboriginal people in maintaining healthy lifestyles, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, especially individuals and families who are, or who are at risk for becoming HIV positive.

Any person can access the services that Shining Mountains Living Community Services offers, whether or not they are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, and whether or not they are considered Status. Shining Mountains will provide services whether an individual or family lives in a city or a rural area (hamlet, town, farm, or small community).”

Calgary Region

 

 

Website: http://hivcl.org/
Email: info@hivcl.org


About: “Our mission is wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and Hepatitis C through education, prevention and support. Our vision is: Empowering choices. Engaging communities. Ending transmission.

Today we serve hundreds of people living with HIV, helping them to better understand their diagnosis and experience improved wellness and quality of life. Based on a philosophy of harm reduction, we meet clients where they are at free of judgment and help to improve their current situation.

Our prevention work is evidence based focusing on key target populations including Gay Men and MSM, Aboriginal Communities and African Communities. We educate service providers, community partners and the general population on technicalities of HIV while also advocating for people living with HIV. Our work is unique and built upon a strong foundation of prevention + support + advocacy put in place by a group of concerned Calgarians back in the 1980s.”

 

Web: https://www.calgarysexualhealth.ca
E: generalmail@calgarysexualhealth.ca


About: “The Calgary Sexual Health Centre aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Calgary Sexual Health Centre focuses on three areas: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Relationships and Healthy Communities."

Southern Alberta

 

 

Website: http://lethbridgearches.com/
Email: info@lethbridgearches.com


About: “The Lethbridge HIV Connection Society is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in building individual and community capacity to respond and reduce the harm associated with HIV and Hepatitis C in South-Western Alberta.”

Website: http://hivcl.org/
Email: info@hivcl.org


About: “Our mission is wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and Hepatitis C through education, prevention and support. Our vision is: Empowering choices. Engaging communities. Ending transmission.

Today we serve hundreds of people living with HIV, helping them to better understand their diagnosis and experience improved wellness and quality of life. Based on a philosophy of harm reduction, we meet clients where they are at free of judgment and help to improve their current situation.

Our prevention work is evidence based focusing on key target populations including Gay Men and MSM, Aboriginal Communities and African Communities. We educate service providers, community partners and the general population on technicalities of HIV while also advocating for people living with HIV. Our work is unique and built upon a strong foundation of prevention + support + advocacy put in place by a group of concerned Calgarians back in the 1980s.”